The People You Meet in a Bookstore

A portrait captures a moment that’s gone forever; they are impossible to reproduce. Street Photography: Shavers Booksellers. My goal in this series is to create a really awesome frame of people existing because they allowed me time to share their world.

The year is 2018 and I’m in a bookstore.  Yes, you heard me correctly.  There are actual brick-and-motar bookstores and yes, people still frequent them.  Occasionally you may even find someone reading. Believe it or not some of these fine folks allowed my to snap their pic as long as they could get to reading.

Today I’m not in a Barnes and Nobles Booksellers, I fancied the little known or locally beloved, depending on who you ask, Shavers Booksellers located in Historic District Savannah, Georgia. I like this quaint little bibliopole just a short walk from my home downtown. Tiny passages and nooks crammed with all manner of literature and such, even comfy chairs and couches to nestle in while you are lost in that ghostly southern gothic novella. No surprise to some but it was to me, there being the small yet stocked tea room.

Entertain yourself or bone up on your history while you’re here. Shavers is known for having the most books on Savannah past and present. They also specialize in hard to find volumes about the Civil War.

Book signings, book clubs for every type of reader, friendly staff have kept residents and visitors coming back for over 40 years.

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